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Dec 14, 2011 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. coward. jerry sandusky blasted by an attorney for one of his accusers for backing out of a hearing tied to his child sex abuse case. was it a sign he's hoping for a plea deal? this morning, jerry sandusky's attorney speaks out in a live interview. >>> total ban. a total federal agency push to goan all personal electronic devices behind the wheel nationwide. even hands-free phone calls would be off limits. will it make the road safer, or is the government going too far? >>> and who will it be? a lot of people have made their mark on the world in 2011. but only one can be named "time" magazine's person of the year. we'll reveal the answer, live today, wednesday, december 14th, we'll reveal the answer, live today, wednesday, december 14th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. good morning, everybody. is jerry sandusky's attorney is calling his
NBC
Dec 9, 2011 9:00am EST
. >> anyway, we have a lot to get to this morning. we have a ver serious story about jerry sandusky who posted bail on those charges. in the meantime, his wife has been talking about defending her husband. we'll get do that coming in a live report. >>> also, we've going to have an update on lauren scruggs who we have been we've been talking about throughout the morning. she was the model who was badly injured when she got off a plane and walked into a propeller. she spoke and saw herself for the first time since the accident. you'll hear what she had to say. it's remarkable. she has a lot of perspective about this. >>> also ahead, if you think if you think you cannot afford to buy a house, you might be surprised as what you can get for less than $is 100,000 around the country. barbara parker will be here to show it to us. and holiday decorations, we all love them. they're so beautiful. but they can also be dangerous. we're going to get some good advice so we can enjoy our holiday decorations. >> oh, we put the lights on the tree yesterday. that was the dangerous part. >> we were just trying to
NBC
Dec 17, 2011 7:00am EST
detail what he says was jerry sandusky sexually molesting a boy in a shower in 2002. now two top officials at the university will face trial for lie to go a grand jury about the allegations. >>> hazing homicide. autopsy shows that a drum major at florida a&m university died of blunt force trauma. now his parents are demanding justice and suing the university. >>> and super saturday. it's the last full weekend before christmas and retailers are pulling out all the stops hoping to cash in by luring you in with great details today, hoping to cash in by luring you in with great details today, saturday, december 17th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm amy robach. lester, did i hear you say you're just now going to start shopping? >> i'm thinking about it. they keep hitting us with black friday and super monday and what is this? >> super saturday. >> i'm waiting for procrastinator's saturday. >> that's christmas eve. >> oh, that's what they call it. that will be my big da
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Dec 17, 2011 7:00am EST
involving former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky. nbc news national investigative correspondent michael isakoff is in hairrrisburg with more on th. >> reporter: good morning, lester. a judge ruled that the case against those two former penn state officials can now proceed to trial. once the starting penn state quarterback, now a star witness for the government. mike mcqueary took the witness stand and graphically described seeing a naked jerry sandusky engaged in what he called extreme sexual activity with a young boy. the boy was up against the wall, mcqueary testified. jerry was directly behind him in a very, very close position. i believe jerry was sexually molesting him. mcqueary slammed his locker door shut causing msandusky and the boy to stop looking him directly in the eyes. both penn state officials are charged with lying and failing to report it to authorities. mcqueary acknowledge he never saw any sexual intercourse and never intervened. i was shocked and horrified, to be said, and to be frank with you, i was probably not thinking straight. >> mcqueary w
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Dec 11, 2011 8:00am EST
penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky will face some of his accusers for the first time in court on tuesday. jay gray joins us with a preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jenna. you talk about an exfootball coach, jerry sandusky. his attorney tell itting me he's taking an active role in game planning for his first hearing on tuesday for a difficult and very pivotal week for the former nittany lion defensive coordinator. mr. sandusky, any comments? strapped with an electronic monitoring band, he appears for his first day in court, on at least 50 charges in the child sexual assault case. >> this will be a one-sided proceeding, a proceeding where the commonwealth will call witnesses who are going to say all of these horrific things happen. >> this is the first time sandusky has seen some of his accusers face to face since their horrific allegations of abuse went public. >> he's looking forward to it in a sense to see what these young men say in a court of law, under oath. while we're there with the ability to cross-examine them. >> reporter: sandusky repeatedly s
NBC
Dec 4, 2011 8:00am EST
very much. now here is jenna. >> one day after jerry sandusky's interview with "the new york times" is released, accusers are expressing outrage over the denial of wrongdoing. we turn to national investigative reporter michael isikoff. >> reporter: the public interview has angered some at penn state and reopened still painful wounds for alleged victims. accused child molester jerry sandusky tries to salvage his reputation -- >> these allegations are false. i didn't do those things. i don't know. >> reporter: many here at penn state wish he would stop talking. >> his lawyer probably should have put duct tape on his mouth to keep it shut. >> reporter: reaction to the four-hour interview with "the new york times" was mostly hostile in this town rocked by the scandal. the university has seen its president and legendary football coach joe paterno fired and its reputation stained. >> it definitely brings a lot of heart break to our university. it's a lot -- >> i feel everyone in the community is disgusted with it. hopefully justice will be brought to all of the people who were harmed. >>
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Dec 4, 2011 8:00am EST
incite in a few moments. >>> penn state fallout. jerry sandusky's latest defense prompts accusers to speak out, expressing outrage over sandusky's comments. we'll have the latest on that. >> a new mystery surrounding the mona lisa. one man claims her smiled contains hidden messages, including the image of an ape and lion. do you see it? >> no, i don't. and i'm not going to lie to you, i never have. >> we'll see what that message may be. >> da vinci may have one of those that you change look at i change it. >>> charlie sheen's ex-wife, brooke mueller, led away in handcuffs. >>> herman cain suspends his presidential bid. >> reporter: this weekend was supposed to mark a new beginning for herman cain, the grand opening of his georgia headquarters, instead, cain pulled out of the race with much of the same style. music burglalared, barbecue sue pokemon was quoted. many expressed gratitude. >> he was always good humored and optimistic. we'll miss him on the campaign trail. >> reporter: saturday afternoon when cain and his wife gloria stepped off the bus in atlanta, even cain's strongest
NBC
Dec 13, 2011 9:00am EST
with the breaking news they just mentioned. former penn state assistant football coach jerry sandusky waiving his right to a preliminary hearing. it now clears the way for him to go to trial on charges of him sexually abusing young boys. sandusky spoke briefly outside of the courthouse after the decision. >> to stay the course to fight. we await the opportunity to present our side, and we couldn't do that today. >> for more on this story, i want to turn to nbc's national investigative correspondent michael isikoff, who was in the courtroom. michael, this is a surprise decision, wasn't it? >> reporter: quite a surprise, natalie. you know, as recently as last night, joe amendola, sandusky's defense lawyer, was assuring reporters he was going to go ahead with this hearing. he had been giving every indication in recent days he was preparing for his defense, preparing to question these witnesses who were going to testify, try and poke holes in their story, and then no sooner did the proceeding begin this morning, judge robert scott asks if anybody has anything to say. joe amendola pops up, there's a s
NBC
Dec 11, 2011 6:00am PST
lakes. now here's jenna. >> janice, thanks. >>> former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky will face some of his accusers for the first time in court on tuesday. jay gray joins us from penn state with a preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jenna. yeah. as you talk about the next football coach says jerry sandusky, his attorney telling me that he is taking an active role in game planning for his first hearing on tuesday in what is sure to be a difficult and very pivotal week for the former nittany lion defensive coordinator. >> any comments? >> reporter: strapped with an electronic monitoring babd, confined by a judge to the home he has put up as part of his bail, jerry sandusky now prepares for his first day in court on at least 50 charges in this child sexual assault case. >> this is going to be a one-sided proceeding. this is going to be a proceeding where the commonwealth is going to call witnesses who are going to say all these horic things happened. >> reporter: the preliminary hearing tuesday will be the first time sandusky has seen some of his acc
NBC
Dec 16, 2011 7:00am EST
-old mysterious disappearance of the district attorney who first investigated jerry sandusky. >>> and what a year. we'll look back at all the big moments and fun times we've had in 2011 "today," friday, december 16th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. happy friday, everybody. this debate in sioux city was the last before the iowa caucuses, january 3rd. >> while newt gingrich did face some criticism, surprisingly, none of it came from mitt romney. he saved his harshest words for president obama. we'll have much more on the debate and where the republican race stands right now, straight ahead. >>> an encouraging sign for one of the smallest babies ever born, delivered at 24 weeks and weighed 9.5 ounces and doctors gave her a 1% chance of surviving. now four months later doctors have wonderful news for this family. we'll talk to the parents coming up in just a few moments. >>> and we're going to be hearing a lot from how warde stern on the new season of "mark's got talent." the outspo
NBC
Dec 3, 2011 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. breaking news. jerry sandusky speaks out. >> these allegations are false. i didn't do those things. >> in a four-hour interview with the "new york times," the man accused of sexually abusing eight boys describes in his own words what happened and the real reason he said he retired from penn state. >>> in or out, embattled republican presidential candidate is expected to make a major announcement today about the future of his campaign. will he call it quits in the wake of an alleged extra marital affair? >>> and safe and sound, the son of singer mindy mccready is taken into custody by u.s. marshals who found him hiding in a closet with his mother. we'll have the details. a closet with his mother. we'll have the details. today is december 3rd, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm tamron hall filling in for amy who is off today. jerry sandusky is breaking his silence and claiming the sexual allegations against him are false. >> sandusky told the "new york times" t
NBC
Dec 9, 2011 7:00am EST
is holding his prisoner? >>> shocked and dismayed job jerry sandusky's wife opens up for the first time since her husband is charged with month lefting young boys and she takes on the victims, saying their claims are made up. >>> and encouraging signs of a young model after she walks into a plane's propeller. you might be surprised by what she said when she saw her favorite for the first time since the accident. today is friday, december 9th, since the accident. today is friday, december 9th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome today on this fri morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm david gregory. this hostage video was just 54 seconds long and along with some photographs, it was sent to the family of robert levinson about a year ago now. >> but it was not released until this morning because authorities feared if made public it would hurt their efforts to bring levinson home. >>> sad news for the dugger family. after announcing they were expecting their 20th child, michelle dugger has now suffered a miscarriage. we'll talk about the decision do have another child,
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Dec 3, 2011 5:00am PST
welcome to today on a saturday. >> we've got some breaking news this morning. jerry sandusky breaking his silence once again and claiming the sexual abuse allegations against him are false. >> sandusky told the new york times he's not the monster that people think he is. he also spoke about the alleged shower incident. we're going to bring you more to find out how his words might impakt the case against him. >> will the em battled candidate withdraw from the race? >> a bit later on, he's the man behind pop culture icons like the odd couple, laverne and shirley and the fos? now, gary marshal is giving people a reason to believe again. i'll bring you that conversation coming up in our next hour. >> did you show him your fonz? >> oh, i wanted to try the leather jacket. >> did you know that consumers spend almost a day trying to figure out what to buy loved ones during a holiday season? many are still paying off last year's holiday shopping bill. we'll tell you about some of the biggest mistakes holiday shoppers make. >> a lot to get to, but, first, let's turn to the jerry sandusky story. mic
NBC
Dec 13, 2011 7:00am PST
jerry sandusky waives his right to a preliminary hearing and tells reporters he's not giving up. >> stay the course. wait for the opportunity to present our side. >> what was behind the decision? and what happens next? we're live at the courthouse. >>> on the attack. gop front newt gingrich and mitt romney take the gloves off with the iowa caucuses three weeks away. >>> and thousands of youth. would you like to live for hundreds or thousands of years? the breakthroughs that could be on the horizon today. tuesday, december 13th, 2011. >>> welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. want to take you for a live look at courthouse where jerry sandusky was supposed to be hearing directly from his accusers in court for the first time. instead, his attorney is answering questions from reporters outside. >> that's right, matt. as we just mentioned, just as the hearing was getting underway, he waived his right to have it. the case is moving closer to trial with his next court appearance on january 11th. we'll get a live report from the court and talk about wh
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Dec 3, 2011 7:00am EST
make and how you can avoid them. >>> let's turn to the story jerry sandusky did with the "new york times." michael isakoff joins us from state college, pennsylvania, with more. >> reporter: good morning, lester. in the interview, sandusky describes himself as a misunderstood father figure who gave gifts and money to children but never sexually abused them. he also described a crucial moment in 2002 when penn state's then at lethic director tim curley confronts him about an allegation that he was engaged in sexually improper behavior with a young boy in the penn state locker room. let's listen to what he has to say. >> in my mind, it wasn't inappropriate behavior. and i said, if you -- if you want, you could speak to the -- the young person that was involved. >> and then, what, did he take your keys or -- >> no. he didn't take my keys. i still had my keys. i still went in there and worked out. >> reporter: in another revealing moment, sandusky tries to explain his seemingly hesitant response when nbc boss costas last month asked him if he was sexually attracted to young boys. here i
NBC
Dec 13, 2011 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. face to face. former penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky headed to court this morning to hear his accusers lay out their claims of sexual abuse. what will they say? how will he react? and could sandusky himself take the stand? we're live at the courthouse. >>> on the attack. gop front-runners newt gingrich and mitt romney take the gloves off with the iowa caucuses exactly three weeks away, while gingrich agrees to a pledge vowing fidelity to his third wife. >>> and fountain of youth. would you like to live for hundreds, even thousands of years? remarkable, new breakthrough that could be on the horizon today, tuesday, december 13th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and welcome today on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. a lot of eyes are going to be on that pennsylvania courtroom today. we're expecting testimony that is emotional and very graphic. >> that's right. this is going to be the first time the public and jerry sandusky will hear direct testimony from the alleged victims themselves. ten, as we all know
NBC
Dec 8, 2011 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. behind bars. jerry sandusky waking up in jail this morning after two new alleged victims claim they were molested by the penn state coach, one telling police he screamed for help knowing sandusky's wife was at home at the time. >>> break in the case. police find the cell phone of missing florida mom michelle parker. will the discovery help unravel her mysterious, three-week-old disappearance? >>> backing down. alec baldwin issues an apology and shuts down his twitter account in the wake of getting kicked off a flight in los angeles but it hasn't stopped the war of words between the actor and american airlines today, thursday, december 8th, actor and american airlines today, thursday, december 8th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to today. >> jerry sandusky's attorney says his client hopes to post a $250,000 cash bond today following the arrest on new charges of child sexual abuse. >> that's right, matt. the newest alleged victims to come forward, two young men who claim they were abused starting when they were just 10 and 12 years o
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Dec 4, 2011 6:00am PST
-out. jerry sandusky's latest defense prompts some of his accusers to speak out expressing outrage over his comments. we'll have the latest on that. >>> plus, there is a new mystery surrounding da vinci's masterpiece, the mona lisa. one man claims that her smile includes the images of an april and lion. see it? >> no, i don't. >> i don't either. >> i'm not going to lie to you. i never have. >> i never have either. we're going to find out what his thinking is whand what that message may be. >> unless da vinci had an idea that it changes as it goes. charlie sheen also in the headlines again. this time it's her. ex-wife, brook mueller that was led away in handcuffs. we'll have much more about that story in our next half hour. >>> all right. first more on herman cain's decision to suspend his presidential bid. nbc's peter alexander has the details for us. peter, good morning. >> lester, good morning to you. this weekend was supposed to mark a new beginning for herman cain, scheduled at the grand opening of his georgia state headquarters right here in atlanta. instead, cain, as we saw, pulled ou
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Dec 14, 2011 9:00am EST
assistant football coach jerry sandusky is preparing to put his life on the line in a court of law. this morning, sandusky's attorney said his client maintenance he is innocent of child molestation charges and will not accept a plea deal. i spoke to an attorney for one of the alleged victims earlier this morning, and he said he is outraged some people think the accusers are looking for a pay-out. >> you know, if you gave my client the option, you could have a blank check and throw in as many zeros as you want, or you can take back what happened to you with mr. sandusky, every single time he has gone and requested to take back what happened with mr. sandusky. >> two other penn state officials charged in connection with an alleged cover-up face a pretrial hearing on friday. >>> two former ball boys for the syracuse university basketball team have filed a lawsuit against the school and the team's coach for defamation. the step brothers and another man say they were molested as children by former assistant coach bernie fine who was later fired. but when the allegations first came to li
NBC
Dec 8, 2011 9:00am EST
serious story. jerry sandusky the former penn state university football coach is in jail this morning waking up after two new alleged victims have come forward claiming that they were sexually abused by him between the ages of 10 and 12. we'll have much more on what is the story that continues to develop. >> and then in a later note, today's professionals are here. >> oh, boy. >> they will be weighing in on everything from the alec baldwin airline incident to, you know, kicked off a plane for allegedly playing his ipad. the attendant told him to turn it off. what's the correct airplane etiquette? and, donny and nancy and star want to know, are you a bathroom talker? >> what? >> is it ever okay to make or take calls in the stall? wow. >> okay. you guys, okay. have you ever done it? >> no. >> no. >> oh, come on. never? >> i guess you have. >> you've never taken -- your phone has gone off, your child is calling, you're in the stall, you don't answer the phone? >> i've skyped in there. >> also coming up -- >> wow. the mind boggles. >>> also coming up we'll talk about some of the trickiest
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Dec 12, 2011 7:00am EST
an alleged witness saw and heard jerry sandusky doing with a boy in a locker room shower? a surprising development just one day before sandusky faces his accusers in court. >>> god's quarterback, tim tebow, pulls off yet another come-from-behind victory giving branco fans more reason to tebow today, monday, december 12th, branco fans more reason to tebow today, monday, december 12th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> we are excited for tebow. but we should probably mention with just three weeks to the iowa caucus, the name of the case is to avoid missteps. >>> mitt romney facing heat for challenging texas governor rick perry to a $10,000 bet. his detractors say it proves the millionaire businessman can't relate to average americans. this as a new nbc news/maris poll shows that newt gingrich is leading in both south carolina and florida. we'll have the latest on all of this coming up straight ahead. >>> also this morning, a florida woman who was brutally assaulted and nearly killed confronts he
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Dec 8, 2011 7:00am EST
-universal television >>> welcome to today. >> jerry sandusky's attorney says his client hopes to post a $250,000 cash bond today following the arrest on new charges of child sexual abuse. >> that's right, matt. the newest alleged victims to come forward, two young men who claim they were abused starting when they were just 10 and 12 years old. one of them says his alleged molestation began in 2005. that is two years after an initial grand jury investigation into sandusky. we'll get the latest in a live report coming up straight ahead. >> the first votes are set to be cast in the republican primary season a couple weeks from now and the race is heating up with former vice president dan quayle's endorsement of mitt romney. this morning vice president quayle is in our studio. he is going to tell us why he made that decision. >> nice to have him in our studio. also coming up this morning we have very important information for women in the fight against breast cancer. this morning there is a report that two drugs tested in patients with advanced breast cancer may show some promise and there is also anothe
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Dec 30, 2011 9:00am EST
jerry sandusky. >> are you sexually attracted to underaged boys? >> am i sexually attracted to underaged boys? >> yes. >> i enjoy young people, but no. ♪ >> 4,000 americans lost their lives, maybe 100,000 iraqis lost their lives, cost about $1 trillion, was it worth it? did you give the right advice? >> i think i did. >> what is the evidence against them? >> translator: they illegally crossed our borders, but i think they'll be freed in a couple of days. >> when you look in your son's face, a young man who served in this country, what do you say? >> i say i'm so damned proud of you. >> the debt ceiling vote? >> i wouldn't raise it. >> most economists say that would send the economy back into recession. >> most of them are not very smart. >> 14 million americans, why are you not angrier? >> i spend all my time thinking about this stuff because i'm talking to these folks every single day. >> we're seeing sweeping changes in school lunches that we've seen in generation, the quality -- >> that's not going to affect my kid's tater tots though? >> do you want them to have the tater tots? >>
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Dec 16, 2011 9:00am EST
jerry sandusky was molest young boys. assistant coach mike mcqueary alifd rrived at the courthouse. his allegations are the at the center of the investigation. one of the attorneys is offering an explanation why the disgraced coach was showers with disadvantaged young boys, he said sandusky may have been teaching them proper hygiene. >>> gop presidential front-runner newt gingrich was the prime suspect at the last debate before the official launch of the 2012 election season in iowa, taking particularly sharp aim last night was minnesota congresswoman michele bachmann accusing gingrich of being a washington lobbyist for accepting payments from freddie mac. gingrich fought off criticism from rival mitt romney that he's too zany to be president and rick perry said he's hoping to be the tim tebow of the iowa caucuses. >>> an 11th hour deal has been reached to avoid a government shutcounsel ahead of today's midnight deadline. congressional negotiators reached a compromise on a $1 trillion spending bill and also pushing to renew a payroll tax cut. just in kad, senate majority leader harry re
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Dec 1, 2011 9:00am EST
to alert authorities to alleged child sexual abuse by former defensive coach jerry sandusky. meantime the first civil suit in the case was filed wednesday. a new accuser says sandusky sexually abused him more than 100 times in a four-year period and threatened to harm his family if he told anyone about it. >>> the reverend billy graham spent the night in a hospital near his north carolina home. a spokesman said doctors were testing the 93-year-old evangelist for pneumonia. and the world's top selling drug of all time will now be available in a generic version. pfizer lost u.s. patent protection over the cholesterol drug lipitor wednesday, and in an 11th hour decision last night the u.s. food and drug administration granted the indian company rambaxi the approval to sell a generic version. lipitor generated nearly $8 billion in u.s. based sales in the past year alone. >>> santa claus was hanging by a thread when he tried to lower himself by rope into a florida shopping mall. santa's beard apparently got caught in his climbing gear and he dangled for several minutes until he was able to
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Dec 12, 2011 9:00am EST
state assistant football coach jerry sandusky will face some of the young men who accused him of sexual abuse tomorrow in court. sandusky's lawyer told nbc news he believes at least some of the accusers are motivated by money. meantime, some new questions are being raised about the key witness in the case and whether he actually saw sandusky abusing a young boy or just heard something suspicious. >>> thousands of americans across the northeast are bracing for a cold winter ahead as the federal government makes deep cuts to funding that subsidizes heating bills for our nation's poor. as applicants for heating assistance programs surge by as much as 10% in some areas, congress is weighing more than $1 billion in cuts to those benefits. >>> one-time military dictator manuel noriega is back in panama this morning to begin serving three 20-year sentences for murdering his political opponents while in power. the drug running strongman was toppled in a u.s. invasion back in 1989 and has since been behind bars, first in florida, and then in france. >>> hollywood is getting coal in its stocking
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Dec 10, 2011 5:00am PST
continued separate investigations as jerry sandusky and his attorney prepare for their first court hearing early next week. >> this is going to be a one-sided proceeding. this is going to be a proceeding where the commonwealth is going to call witnesses who are going to say, he's horrific things happened. >> reporter: sandusky repeatedly denied abusing any child. he faces at least 50 counts in his ongoing child sexual assault case. jerry sandusky's first hearing is set for tuesday. let's get back to the aau allegationses for just a minute. i talked to the coach of a once prominent aau basketball team who says his group began to pull away from that organization a couple of years ago because of what he calls a "lack of oversight, supervision sapd an absence of integrity." lester? >> jay gray, thank you very much. here's amy. >>> lester thank you. more on the presidential race. donald trump appears close to dashing his plans to host a gop debate as the republican field gets together in iowa later tonight. mike viqueira is at the white house with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good mo
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Dec 5, 2011 7:00am EST
state. did former assistant football coach jerry sandusky hurt his case even more by speaking out in a long interview with "the new york times." michael isikoff is in state college, pennsylvania, with more on this story. michael, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. sandusky's lawyer says he gave the surprising interview because he wanted the public to learn more about the positive aspects of his life. but a lawyer for one of the alleged victims tells nbc news that some of what he said raises new questions about whether sandusky tried to tamper with witnesses before he got indicted. >> that he didn't know -- >> reporter: it seems an unusual legal strategy, giving public interviews while facing major criminal charges. >> these allegations are false. i didn't do those things. i don't know. >> reporter: accused child molester jerry sandusky wants the world to hear his side of the story, but that carries risks. >> are you sexually attracted to young boys -- >> reporter: last month sunshine dusky stumbled when nbc's bob costas asked him if he was sexually attracted to young ch
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Dec 10, 2011 7:00am EST
assault case. >> jerry sandusky's first hearing is set for tuesday. let's get back to the aau allegations for a moment. i talked to a coach who says his group began to pull away from that organization a couple of years ago because of what he calls a, quote, lack of oversight, supervision and an absence of integrity. lester. >> jay gray, thank you very much. now here is amy. >> lester, thank you. >>> donald trump appears close to dashing his plan toes host a gop debate this morning as the republican field gets together in iowa later tonight. nbc's mike viqueira is at the white house with all the of the details. mike, good morning. >> good morning to you, amy. with little more than three weeks to go before that first caucus, all eyes are on iowa and a debate scheduled for tonight. but all eyes are going to be on just two of them, mitt romney and newt gingerich. now trailing in the polls, mitt romney campaigned in iowa friday, stressing gop union city ahead of tonight's debate. >> i think there's seven or eight of us that have debated several times would do a better job as president than the
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Dec 1, 2011 7:00am PST
authorities to the alleged child sex abuse by former defensive coach jerry sandusky. meanwhile, the first civil suit in the case was filed on wednesday. >>> the world's top selling drug of all time will now be available in a generic version. pfizer lost u.s. patent protection over the cholesterol drug lipitor on wednesday. in an 11th hour decision last night the u.s. food and drug administration granted indian company ranbaxy the approval to sell a generic version. it generated nearly $8 billion in u.s. sales in the last year alone. >>> and the nominations are in for music's biggest night as british singer adele swept up six grammy nods and kanye west snapped up a total of seven. other nominees include foo fighters, rihanna, and who else, lady gaga. this will be the third year in a row gaga has gotten a nomination for album of the year. >>> this guy is going to need a bigger boat. a tourist caught this great white shark circling his fishing boat off the coast of north carolina. the great white apparently even slammed the boat with its tail at one point. he said he knew something was fishy
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Dec 19, 2011 7:00am EST
child molester jerry sandusky? as students celebrated graduation from penn state over the weekend, key players in the school's sex abuse scandal gear up to go to trial. on friday, penn state assistant coach and star witness mike mcqueary took the stand and graphically described seeing a naked jerry sandusky engaged in what he called extreme sexual activity with a young boy. it was march 2002 when mcqueary, then a graduate assistant, went to the penn state locker room near the shower area. "the boy was up against the wall, jerry was directly behind him in a very, very close position. i believe jerry was sexually molesting him." mcqueary's testimony is key to the case against two former penn state officials, athletic director tim kucurley and senio vice president gary schultz, both failing to report it to authorities. >> i think it's a sad, sad, sad day when you think about all of these victims, and you just got your first taste of it. >> reporter: prosecutors also read from former coach joe paterno's grand jury testimony. he told the panel an upset mcqueary came to see him the next morn
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Dec 1, 2011 7:00am EST
by former coach jerry sandusky. meantime, the first civil suit in the case was filed wednesday. a new accuser says sandusky sexually abused him more than 100 times in a four-year period and threatened to harm his family if he told anyone about it. >>> the reverend billy graham spent the night in a hospital near his north carolina home. a spokesman said doctors were testing the 93-year-old evangelist for pneumonia. >>> now for a look at what is trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. smart phone users are heading to youtube to hear a security expert explain how their phones may be spying on them. carrier i.q. software in many phones tracks things like google searches, text messages, and phone numbers and reports them back to carriers. there's currently no way to opt out. >>> music fans are tweeting about the grammy award nominations talking about which artists made the cut. kanye west leads the pack with seven and british singer adele is rolling deep at six nominations along with bruno mars and the food fighters. >>> last night's rockefeller center tree lighti
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